International Travel on Indian Railways
What is a more traditional way to see the world than by rail? Rail travel is ideal for visiting large areas, such as India, that you do not want to drive by yourself. Fortunately, Indian Railways operates both domestically and internationally.
Indian Railways is operated by the government of India. Its rail network is the third largest in the world and is known for its efficiency. It offers regular trains, mountain trains and tourist trains. The tourist trains are known for their luxurious accommodations. They are jointly operated by Indian Railways and the tourism department, and they are an ideal way to see India without worrying about transportation or accommodations. Travelers looking for a true slice of life experience can always travel on one of the regular trains in order to gain a unique perspective on life in India.
Indian Railways has international rail links with Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Plans are underway to install a rail system in Bhutan. The government is also considering a link to Vietnam by way of Myanmar. Additionally, Indian Railways authorities in China are in negotiations to construct a high-speed rail link from New Delhi to Kunming, China, also by way of Myanmar. Of course, once in one of these other countries, further rail opportunities present themselves for the international rail traveler.
Visitors to India should take advantage of Indian Railways' extensive rail network that enables travelers to tour the country without worrying about the hassle of driving on India's notoriously wild roads. Travelers can even use Indian Railway's international links to easily visit other nations.